Oct 15 2014

2014 Atlantic Region Motorsport AGM Rally Workshop, November 8th

The 2014 ARMS AGM takes place November 7-9th in Moncton, NB. As part of that AGM a RallySport workshop will take place on Saturday, November 8th, to discuss the previous and upcoming years as well as address administrative subjects relating to Rallying in our region. All are welcome!

If you cannot attend you can provide signed proxies to another eligible voting member using the form located here:

http://www.armsinc.ca/applications/proxy.pdf

You (and any relevant proxies) must be current 2014 members of an ARMS affiliated club.

For more details about the topics to be covered and to suggest additional subjects to address please see the ARMS forum here:

http://www.armsinc.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13379

All are welcome to attend all of the ARMS AGM events and sessions throughout the weekend. Additional details about the AGM itself can be found here:

http://www.armsinc.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13356

See you there!

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Sep 24 2014

Want to buy a rally car?

If you want to get going in Performance Rally its generally easier to buy rather than build. Building has the advantages of making the car that you want, but the time, manufacturing skill and budget required are far more than buying an already sorted example. Luckily there’s cars available to suit every budget! Rallying is still growing in our region so most cars are located elsewhere in the Country, but the rally family is strong and we have friends everywhere! We can get any car checked out impartially and there’s a wealth of information and help available for those who need to move a car from one end of the country to the other! Just ask!

Probably the most ridiculous deal in a Logbooked rally car in Canada right now is this 1990 Saab 900, located in Ontario! It needs a few more low dollar parts but at $2600 with lots of spares you absolutely will NOT go rallying cheaper! That price also includes a HANS device which is mandatory for competing in Stage Rally, those can’t be had for less than $500 used!

Click here for the for-sale post.

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Moving further west is this very nicely prepared 2006 Subaru WRX in Fort MacMurry, Alberta! This one has all the go-fast bits needed to run at the head of the pack in our region! Everything you need to tear up the stages!

Click here for the for sale post.

Back down to something more entry-level friendly is this Four-Star Motorsports prepared Mazda 323 in Ontario for $4750! This car is well sorted and you would have a ton of fun in 2WD Rallying! No pictures available for linking but the poster says they can be provided.

Click here for the for sale post.

And back again at the higher end of prep is Ryan Huber’s 2000 Impreza ‘RSTI’ Coupe for $23k. This is a multiple championship winning car with the best of everything and can easily take a capable driver far both regionally and even nationally!

Click here for the for sale post.

These are just some examples of the cars available for sale right now. Please contact us if you’re interested in buying, building or getting started in rally in any form! Its more fun in the dirt!

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Aug 26 2014

The 2014 Ledwidge Lookoff Rally is done!

The 2014 Ledwidge Lookoff Rally is now in the books after competitors ran a challenging 117 kilometres of stages across the province of Nova Scotia! Everyone in the rally community thanks all of the Volunteers, Spectators and Sponsors of this event for making the biggest rally seen in our region in several decades!

Full results and stage breakdowns can be found on the Ledwidge Lookoff Site and galleries/video hilights will be added soon! See you next year for an even bigger, more exciting Ledwidge Lookoff Rally!

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Aug 20 2014

The Ledwidge Lookoff Rally is this weekend!!

Want to get a taste of real rally cars right in your back yard? The Ledwidge Lookoff Rally is back for 2014! The Ledwidge Lookoff Rally is a fully sanctioned performance motorsport event held August 23rd and 24th, starting in Dartmouth! Teams and their cars will compete on a variety of surfaces throughout the two days testing their skill and their vehicles! 

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On August 23rd the action for the public begins at Dartmouth Crossing from 3-5 pm at the corner of Countryview Drive and McClure Close. All of the cars will be on display and you can meet the drivers and co-drivers. After that the rally kicks off a short 10 minute drive away in the Conrad Brothers Quarry at 6pm where the teams will complete their first three competitive stages. Spectators can view the entire stage for free from a convenient elevated position with great views of all the action! Following the full rally cars will be an exhibition event of Amateur RallyCross competitors who have been invited to try out the stages. 

Sunday the event moves to the Noel Shore where all of the rally competitors will complete another 100 full kilomteres of highly technical, fast competitive stages vying for the fastest time over the entire event! This is the biggest rally to be held in the Maritimes in over 20 years! 

More information is available on the event website at http://www.lookoffrally.com including directions, spectator information and photos/videos from previous years. 

Want to be more involved? Rally events require a lot of preparation and help and we can use all interested volunteers! Workers are needed for Saturday in Dartmouth from 5 to 8pm and Sunday from 8am to 5pm in the Noel shore. All workers will receive an event T-Shirt and those helping out on Sunday will be provided a free catered lunch by Quiznos Subs. No experience at all is necessary and you will be provided all the information and direction you require. You’ll have the best seat in the house and this is the only way to spectate for the action on Sunday! For more details see the ‘Workers’ section of the Rally Website at http://www.lookoffrally.com 

The Ledwidge Lookoff Rally is proudly sponsored by these generous contributors. We thank them for their support! 

- Q104, The Home of Rock ‘n Roll (http://www.q104.ca/
- Steele Subaru (http://www.steelesubaru.ca/
- Miller Tirecraft (http://www.tirecraft.ca/
- Parts For Trucks (http://www.partsfortrucks.com/
- Conrad Bros Ltd. (http://www.conrads.ns.ca/
- Ledwidge Lumber (http://www.ledwidgelumber.com/)
- Apple Auto Glass (http://www.appleautoglass.com/
- Quiznos (http://www.quiznos.ca/
- The Village Shops at Dartmouth Crossing (http://www.quiznos.ca/)

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Jul 22 2014

2014 BAC Rally Series Event #1 Results

Results of the first event of the 2014 Bluenose Autosport Rally Series are now available on the Results Page.

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Jul 19 2014

The 2014 Ledwidge Lookoff Rally is coming!

The Ledwidge Lookoff Rally is back for 2014 and bigger than ever!

This year will include THREE free spectator stages at the Conrad Brothers Quarry in Dartmouth on Saturday, August 23rd! Rally right in your back yard! These stages were super fast and fun last year with great viewing positions for spectators to see the entire 3km stage from one location! You can find information on spectating on the Lookoff Rally site!

After that the rally moves on to the Noel shore where competitors will tackle another 12 full rally stages totalling 117 kilometres! 

Volunteers are always needed and you can find information on helping out in the Workers section of the Lookoff Rally Website. A volunteers registration form is available on the website or you can contact Ron McKenzie at rmckenzie@lookoffrally.com

Rally in our region keeps getting better and this will be the biggest event held in our region in over 20 years! Come on out and be a part of the fun!

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Jun 02 2014

BAC Bluenose Navigational Rally, June 8th!

Just a reminder that the annual Bluenose Navigational Rally, organized by the Bluenose AutoSport Club, is this Sunday in Windsor, Nova Scotia! This is a great event through some amazing roads and organizer James Partridge has promised some incredible views! There’s even spots built into the event for sight seeing and picture taking!

Registration opens at 11am Sunday at the Windsor Curling Club (174 Gray Street) and there will be a Novice Rally School at 12:30 for folks that want some direction or a refresher on Navigational rallying. After that the first cars start to leave at 1pm!

The rally will end at Lisa’s Cafe (30 Water Street, Windsor) for food, drink and rally stories!

Entry is $20 per car.

If you’re interested in competing or checkpointing please contact the organizer, James Partridge, at jpartridge@ns.sympatico.ca to help him plan for participants!

This is always a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon! Hope to see you there!

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Apr 30 2014

BAC May Fly Novice TSD Rally, May 18th!

James Partridge and the Bluenose Autosport Club will be holding a novice-friendly TSD Navigational rally  on Sunday, May 18th starting and ending in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia. This event is very novice friendly and consists almost entirely of paved roads! If you’ve ever wanted to see what Navigational Rallying is all about this is your chance!  Come on out and give it a try!

Click ‘Continue Reading’ or the details for the event on the Event Calendar for full details!

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Mar 31 2014

2013-2014 BAC RallyCross Challenge is wrapping up!

2013/2014 BAC RallyCross Challenge standings can be found here:

Class Standings
Overall Standings

 

There’s some good points battles heading into the final event! Blu Vandaalen has a solid lead for the overall championship but anything can happen! For second place its a super tight drivetrain battle with Ian Pearcerepresenting AWD and Dave Hull pushing (pulling!) FWD!

The next and final event is April 13th! Lets hope for two dry weeks so we can have a good high speed dust-fest for a sendoff of the 2013-2014 season!

 

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Feb 28 2014

Sunday’s BAC RallyCross at AMP is on!

Its refreshing to be posting good news on the Friday before a RallyCross for once! This Sunday’s Bluenose Autosport Club’s rallycross at Atlantic Motorsport Park is on! There’s a good base down so the course should be even smoother than usual, though expect lots of slip! Bring your good winters and see you there!

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